Why Is It Important to Hire an Experienced SSDI and SSI Attorney?

Our Portland Social Security Disability lawyer Richard A. Sly has a proven record of success when it comes to helping people secure the benefits they deserve.

Our Portland Social Security Disability lawyer Richard A. Sly has a proven record of success when it comes to helping people secure the benefits they deserve.

Did you know that about 65 percent of all new claims filed with the Social Security Administration (SSA) each year are denied the first time they are submitted? While the SSA may deny claims for any number of reasons (including both medical and nonmedical reasons), in many cases, mistakes with paperwork, an incomplete submission or other fixable errors made by applicants who are not experienced with the process result in a prolonged delay or an outright denial of their claim. 

Despite the fact that the SSA is a complex bureaucracy and that the process of obtaining benefits can be complicated, applicants can improve their chances of obtaining the benefits they need and deserve by working with an experienced lawyer.

Specifically, when filing a benefits claim or appealing a denied claim, working with an experienced Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) lawyer will be critical to helping:

  • Ensure that applicants fill out all of the necessary paperwork and provide all of the necessary supporting documentation (including the essential medical reports) that the SSA requires
  • Ensure that their claim is submitted properly
  • Expedite the claims process because the case will have minimal chances of being unnecessarily delayed
  • Minimizing the possibility of their claim being denied
  • Ultimately to ensure that they are able to obtain the maximum possible benefits for their condition and situation.

Portland Social Security Disability and SSI Lawyer at the Law Firm of Richard A. Sly

For more than 30 years, our Portland Social Security Disability and SSI lawyer Richard A. Sly has been dedicated to helping his clients:

  • Navigate the complexities of the Social Security system
  • Advocate their rights to benefits
  • Build the strongest possible cases
  • Optimize their chances of securing benefits the first time they present their claims
  • Mount strong appeals cases in the event their claim has been denied
  • Obtain the federal benefits they need and deserve.

Some of the specific ways that Richard Sly is able to consistently do this for his clients include by providing the following services:

  • Collecting timely, accurate information from his clients’ doctors
  • Obtaining evidence from their friends, relatives and co-workers
  • Working closely with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Working diligently to build each of his clients the strongest possible cases
  • Flawlessly presenting their cases in any necessary setting (including before the Social Security Administration, their Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR), their Appeals Council and in the U.S. District and Circuit Courts).

At the Law Office of Richard A. Sly, our respected and seasoned legal professionals are committed to working tirelessly to help each of our clients secure the benefits to which they are entitled. We will work on their cases for as long as it takes to ensure they are able to obtain the best possible outcomes.

Get More Information Today

To discuss your case and get your claim started at no upfront cost, call us toll free at 503-224-0436 or email us using the form on the upper right side of this page. We offer free initial consultations, are conveniently located in downtown Portland near public transportation, and serve clients throughout the states of Washington and Oregon.